Offsite: A Leadership Challenge Fable

Offsite: A Leadership Challenge Fable


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470189825
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/21/2008
Series: J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner Series , #99
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

The author, ROBERT THOMPSON, is a sought-after speaker, workshop leader, and executive coach. He is the founder of Applied Performance, a leadership and personal communication services company for entry-level through chief executive officers.

Through his work with the Tom Peters Company, Thompson immersed himself in the study and practical application of leadership and is a founding Master Facilitator for the highly acclaimed The Leadership Challenge® Workshop.

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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

James M. Kouzes

Introduction xi


CHAPTER 1 The Revolution Begins 3

CHAPTER 2 I’m Perfect; You’re Perfect 7

CHAPTER 3 The Lone Stranger 21

CHAPTER 4 The Games Begin 27


CHAPTER 5 Yoda Is My Gardener 35

CHAPTER 6 Light My Fire 41

CHAPTER 7 Suck or Succeed 47

CHAPTER 8 Pyramids Amid Denial 55


CHAPTER 9 It’s No Secret 65

CHAPTER 10 A Grenade for Your Thoughts 77

CHAPTER 11 The Perfect Fall 91

CHAPTER 12 Practice Makes Perfect 97

CHAPTER 13 Burn Baby Burn 105

CHAPTER 14 To Dream, Perhaps 115

CHAPTER 15 Our Never-Ending Story 123

CHAPTER 16 A Rope; A Hope 131

CHAPTER 17 Fire Away! 141

CHAPTER 18 The Brainstory 147

CHAPTER 19 Embrace the Struggle 155

CHAPTER 20 What’s Real Matters! 163


CHAPTER 21 Success Is Assured 173

CHAPTER 22 The Perfect Choice 177

Acknowledgments (Gratitude) 181

The Author 185

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Offsite: A Leadership Challenge Fable 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
serrleblanc More than 1 year ago
If you are familiar with The Leadership Challenge and you want to gain additional understanding for ongoing coaching, pick up this easy to read fable about a 3-day offsite meeting wherein leaders respond to 360 feedback.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED 'The Offsite' and could hear Robert's voice with every word. His enthusiasm for what he does and more importantly, how he does it, resonated throughout the book. It brought back very fond memories of the hard work and good learnings I enjoyed as a participant in Mr. Thompson's workshops/offsites. I can't tell you when I last read a book on leadership that I couldn't put down. His stuff is for real, not dry textbook material. The 'in person' Robert is just like the book -- only better!! ENJOY!!